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Section editing results in duplicated material? Not currently, in my recent experience[edit]

I was just putting my vote in a straw poll on Wikipedia, and found I had an edit conflict because someone else voted at the same time. I was using section edit. So I copied my vote into the top edit window after the other user, clicked save, then checked this help page to refresh my memory. Upon reading about this supposed bug I became horrified that I might have messed up the page (which has around 300 votes on it) so I went back and checked, and lo, everything is fine. I wanted to remove the first reference to this duplication from the In the case Bob was doing section editing this will be interpreted... part but saw it would require rewriting the the case of section editing, like before, the addition... part and I couldn't figure out how to word it properly, having not experienced the latter case. Has this bug actually been fixed, or did I simply experience some anomalous right-working of the edit conflict window? w:Dansiman 17:15, 6 January 2008 (UTC)[reply]


I'm not sure if this bit of text is still relevant:

In the case Bob was doing section editing this will be interpreted as the new version of the section, hence produce duplication of the other sections, unless Bob deletes them before saving. (This seems to be a bug.)

I could be wrong, of course, but I have never had this happen to me. Is this bug still around? 06:23, 15 November 2008 (UTC)[reply]

Removal of section edit bug[edit]

I am removing the statement about the section edit bug, as it appears to be no longer applicable, per the comments from 2008 on this talk page as well as my own experiences with MediaWiki. 20:47, 21 March 2010 (UTC)[reply]

You aren't an true editor till...[edit]

You can't really be a true editor until, through multiple tabs, you've edit conflicted yourself. (paraphrased from en) 21:14, 25 April 2017 (UTC)[reply]

Technical Wishes: additional interface for edit conflicts on talk pages[edit]

This is what the interface is planned to look like.

To be able to solve edit conflicts on talk pages more effectively, an additional interface for this situation was designed by the Technical Wishes team at Wikimedia Germany.

This view is shown to you when you write on a talk page and another person writes a discussion post in the same line and saves it before you. With this additional editing conflict interface, you can adjust the order of the comments and edit yours. It is planned to be made available within the next two to three months. On the project page the interface is described in more detail.

The Technical Wishes team is looking forward to receiving feedback and questions about this on this discussion page, ideally by March 10, 2020 --For the Technical Wishes Team: Max Klemm (WMDE) (talk) 14:01, 25 February 2020 (UTC)[reply]